Gender: Female Meaning of Ginny: "virginal" Origin of Ginny: English, diminutive of Virginia, American place-name and Latin

Ginny Origin and Meaning

The name Ginny is a girl's name of English origin meaning "virginal".

Ginny was more common before Jenny and its myriad variants came along.

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Pop Culture References for the name Ginny

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river_dweller Says:


I could see this as a nn to Regina or Imogen. It's a cute name regardless, unfortunately I feel like others would hear Jenny and not Ginny.

747JS Says:


I have a little cousin with this name and think it's adorable!

zmakqp Says:


It's a cute nickname but Ginny's real name is Ginevra anyways.

Kate Says:


I personally love Harry Potter so much, but I don't associate Ginny with it, because my mom is named Ginny (short for Virginia) and I know one other person that's also named Virginia. I'm probably biased because it's my mom's name, but personally I think Ginny (especially as a nickname for Virginia) is a really pretty, uncommon-yet-classic name. As much as I do love Harry Potter, I think you can get away with avoiding the association.

pixelatedinfants Says:


I disagree. Ginny Weasley is a great charachter, she's badass and a feminist, like Lily Evans-Potter from Harry Potter. I'd personally use Lily as a namesake but

yourlocaldumpster Says:


Ginny Weasley ((:

vintageisfave Says:


I babysit twin girls, and one of them is named Evangeline, nn Ginny! So original and cute!

Caroline Says:


I know!! :-( Me too!! I definitely think its a bad idea to name your child after a famous figure in Pop Culture.

TheClockworkPrincess Says:


I can't hear Ginny without thinking of Harry Potter. :P

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